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Plot: After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. Runtime: 117 mins Release Date: 11 Dec 2011
This is a really depressing and disturbing film - almost certainly a bust at the box office but "The Grey" is really really good - an existentialist parable - in wolves clothing.Life is nasty - it is a struggle without meaning except for the struggle itself and the nobility in having done that well regardless of the end result. That's what the film was about - not an action picture - not a scientifically accurate portrayal of wolves but an allegory - a metaphor about the existential view of life.The circling and relentless wolves - the beautiful yet cold and uncaring Siberian <more>
landscape - the different attitudes of the participants to the pointless struggle yet heroic effort which no one will ever know about - succinct, powerful and poignant.One of the few films that will be remembered in future decades in what has been a especially weak year. "The Grey" is not for the faint of heart or those looking for cheap thrills - but it is an unusually brave and beautiful exposition of an unpopular and depressing philosophical view of life...
I have experienced things in life that have taught me to never say,"It can't get worse than this"! Because I know it can.Every horror fan usually knows this by the films they watch. If you mistake what happens in films as things "that will never happen to me",well,you'll learn.As The Grey opens on the cold,bleakness Liam Neeson appears as a man that has no dream of life left,no lies,no illusions.The reasons are not apparent. He is a sniper contracted to protect oil rig workers from infrequent wolf attacks,and shoots only when completely necessary.He respects the <more>
animal enough to know its dangers.His fellow humans he has much less admiration for,at least the ones he works with.They are the refuse of the real world,who deserve to be in the harsh conditions that he has chosen to be in.On a routine flight to return to civilization the plane crashes literally in the middle of nowhere.The sound editors and techs did such a fantastic job with this film you feel as close to everything that is possible without actually being there.Real depictions of crash victims-and the cold,the cold is a complete character on it's own.That would be enough to threaten your life.Then you are hit with the real fear.The primal one most of us have forgotten on our long ride at the top of the food chain. The line between our world of safety and 911 and sanity, and complete all bets are off,nothing will save you but yourself world, is very thin.He finds out in the worst way possible that the plane has crashed in the world of the wolf and they do not belong there.Having some knowledge of the animal, but not much else he scrambles to live and protect what is left of humanity in this unforgiving reality.The survivors try to cope as well as you or I could,and we are along for every terrifyingly tense moment.The Grey is real,raw,scary and so good you will be appreciative of every aspect of your life.Neeson is at his best when thrown against everything that man and nature fears, and it is a film experience. See it!
This is my first review ever, so please pardon me.I won't talk about the plot in order not to spoil it but i'll just say it's not just another chick-flick/action movie nor a documentary one It's a man vs nature kind of movies like you've never seen before.I saw the movie, blew my mind ,then-as usual- I came to read some reviews about it on here .Then i saw many "hated it" reviews. So i decided to say something about itI think many people hated it or didn't even see it because they thought it's another Taken/Unknown Liam Neeson's "action". <more>
Hence, the movie got the wrong audience and the low ratings. Yes it has it's flaws, but if you can see what this movie is you will definitely overlook it. But the thing is, not everyone can, not the ordinary audience. You would know what i mean if you already saw it.It's kind of funny how people dislike this movie because of the unrealistic events while they enjoy movies like mission impossible or Sherlock Holmes moreover ,they praise them. are those realistic ? Well, no. are they bad movies ? actually not at all for that type of movies. So my point is that's not a reason for disliking a movie and as i said before it's a movie not a documentary one.My advice ,if you appreciate extraordinary movies and sick of the way the they are heading nowadays, Just ignore the Critics and see it and have a different experience.P.S. I chose Sherlock Holmes and Mission Impossible as they were released at nearly the same time as The Grey was and they got higher ratings
Neeson and Carnahan go above and beyond the survival thriller norms (by Movie_Muse_Reviews)
Liam Neeson the gritty action hero. How unbelievable that at nearly 60 years old, an actor can redefine his career and become more bankable. Neeson has somehow re-channeled the seriousness he brought to dramatic roles into creating utterly convincing heroes in decent at best thrillers. But that's not "The Grey." "The Grey" earns marks far above decent, and Neeson's performance makes it better. I know, the calendar clearly reads January, but that's a matter of maximizing box-office potential in this case. Writer/director Joe Carnahan "The A-Team" <more>
has turned a new leaf in this harrowing wilderness survival thriller, a film as dedicated to exploring the true extent of the human will to live as much as shocking its audience with menacing wolf attacks.Neeson leads the pack in all manner of ways. Paid to protect oil workers from nature's dangers especially wolves , Neeson's character Ottway turns out to be a group of drillers' best chance for survival when their plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness near a wolf den. He's far from a boy scout, however, and he's emotionally wounded by the past as evidenced by visions of his wife.Most of the early indicators in the film give you the sense that Neeson will do his usual solemn-faced hero routine that he executes to perfection, but the way the film unfolds not in terms of plot, but in terms of the quality of the storytelling asks him to go beyond that. He definitely responds.When looked at in its most fundamental form, "The Grey" could be considered just another film in which a group of imperiled people die one at a time en route to finding safety. Carnahan, however, slows down that pace so that we can absorb the extent of the danger and imagine ourselves in it. When death does occur, it's visually striking, jaw-dropping and/or thought-provoking as compared to standard efforts at the genre that involve only jump-scare deaths or death by character stupidity. Only one character, Diaz Frank Grillo gets a stereotype as the stubborn self-centered jerk who disagrees with Ottway on purpose. Most movies would've killed him off before he got too annoying, but Carnahan and co-writer Ian Mackenzie Jeffers who wrote the short story the film's based on , have more interesting plans in store for him. It's also not just a film about people being hunted by wolves in the wilderness. There's no bloody man vs. wolf climactic battle, unlike what the trailers would have you believe, so film fans prone to take misleading marketing out on the film itself, be prepared. "The Grey" is much more of a suspenseful drama with high-adrenaline scenes lurking around every corner. As such, the visual style of "The Grey" asks for something different from Carnahan than the over-the-top high-flying nature of his previous two films, "The A-Team" and "Smokin' Aces." The overall tone is gritty and naturalistic, so snow-caked beards without the blistering frostbite makeup. The action is also more frenetic and gripping. Rather than shooting the action scenes in a traditional sense, he wants the viewer to feel as if they are experiencing them along with the characters. If a character falls from a tree top and hits 20 branches on the way down, that's exactly what the camera's doing. This maximizes the intensity of every major sequence. As for the wolves, they're horrifying, yet never painted as the bad guys. They're just part of nature.When it comes to issues of faith and the will to survive, that's when "The Grey" really jumps up and above the bar for its genre. The story is told in such a way that when people die, it's not for our entertainment, but to highlight the unpredictable nature of ... nature, and life and death. As Ottway wrestles with these same issues, its Neeson's performance that makes it hit home."The Grey" gives its audience the rare gift of genre-film entertainment with some serious food for thought and an ample dose of emotion. Carnahan's choices on how to tell the story, along with an ending not typical of genre films, only make it all the stronger. Both he and Neeson display the true nature of their strengths. Hopefully we've seen only the beginning of Carnahan's potential, and that nature is kind enough to Neeson to let him continue challenging the norm for the standard heroic performance.~Steven CThanks for reading! Check out my site moviemusereviews.com
Fantastic Man-versus-Nature Film Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat (by cadillac20)
A lot of people will complain about this film not having enough action or being too introspective or whatever other reason they can think of not to like the film. But the reality is, this is a fantastic movie about survival when there is little to no chance of doing so. In fact, the film speaks about a lot of things. It speaks about man versus nature, about being male, and about the human spirit's need to persist. What this film is not is an action-adventure or one about Liam Neeson punching wolves. No, the trailer really pulled a number on anyone expecting a loud movie about wolf <more>
killing.The film's setup is simple: Neeson's bodyguard-like character to a group of men drilling in Alaska finds himself and several others having survived a plane crash and facing the cold, harsh wilderness in an attempt to get back to civilization. In said wilderness, they are faced with a pack of wolves who have had their space invaded by these men and are out for blood. The cast is mostly fantastic, but obviously Neeson shines in the lead role. He is the kind of hard-edged man we've seen of him recently, but like the rest of the cast, he is vulnerable. The film speaks a great deal about the male ego and what it means to actually be a man. We're told that these men Neeson is protecting are some of the worst kind of men, being criminals and just general a-holes. But when faced with such impending doom, these men show their vulnerabilities. They come across as tough and gruff. Even Neeson plays things cold and disconnected, but over the course of the film we learn about each of the men, see the things they truly care about, and even see them face fear when they would otherwise not admit to being afraid. It's a film that shatters the image of male machismo in a slow, thought provoking way.Now, I've already mentioned that the film isn't an action-adventure in the way that people might expect, but it is nonetheless heart racing or stopping, take your pick . Nearly every minute of screen time is taken up by some kind of tension, and this is in part thanks to pure visual and audio goodness. The darkness surrounding the men, the sounds of trees breaking, or wolves howling. It all creates a frightening, edge of your seat atmosphere. And when the attacks come, they come quickly and quietly. It's unsettling and has you bracing for more. It's not just wolf attacks either. Nature is as much a killer of these men as the wolves, and facing the cold and an attempt to escape prove harrowing, and sometimes even fatal. It's a film shot beautifully, but in that beauty is true terror, the kind of which few films these days can create. Sound is as much apart of that terror as it's look, and the two combine fantastically.The film is also fairly depressing. There is little hope here, and as the men come to face their individual fates, the sense of dread grows greater. This coupled with an ending that many may find disappointing will probably turn other viewers off. I, for one, was not. The movie is still quite fantastic despite it's depressing tone, and even if the ending isn't quite what we'd anticipate, there's enough of a sense of finality in it that it seems justified. In other words, if all you expect is a film that is shallow and about what you see, instead of what you feel and think, then you will most likely be disappointed. But if you're looking for an exciting, edge of your seat, thought provoking film with a lot to say, then The Grey is something you will probably enjoy. It's certainly a heck of a good way to kick off a new year of cinema.
I had to create an account to comment on the top few reviews about this movie. The people who wrote them are not very informed on what they speak.Everyone says the movie is unrealistic. People surviving plane crashes: Really happens; Sleeping outside in the cold: Really happens, in fact I have been to several winter survival schools, we do it all the time, it happens without fire too; Wolves: if you are threatening a wolf it will kill you. "Animal shows" are a horrible source of information. It is downright ironic you quote animal shows as your source to discredit a movie; Doubt <more>
anyone has been to Alaska, because you can survive outside much longer than 3 days. Not to mention all of the people who were there had been working many years and had all their luggage. "probably sub zero" is idiotic. It was MAYBE close to zero in real life. Regardless, not that cold. Then you say he would be dead in 30 minutes after jumping into the river. Don't know if you looked at your watch but it wasn't 30 minutes until he died. He also stripped clothing off between those scenes, which is what you would need to do to survive.Neeson didn't seem like a survival expert to me, wolf-killer sure. His rifle broke in half, and he knew more about surviving than anyone. Example, they would never have been found in reality, in a situation like that escape is your only option and you are a fool if you think otherwise. RULE 1 in survival is USE WHAT YOU HAVE. Why the hell would you make your life harder trying to start fires with a homemade bow when you have airplane fuel and lighters with you? Are you kidding me?Hilarious that they were laughing around a fire? You lose hope and you die. Humor is the easiest way to promote unity and instill hope. Miraculously found sheets? It looked like shirts to me, and they all were carrying full packs of salvaged things from the plane. If you knew an ounce about survival you'd know rope is one of the most useful tools and could be made with almost anything. Wolves travel much faster than humans. You people giving negative reviews need to give good reasons, like the acting sucked. It was a movie, and movies are made a certain way, to make money. Shrek is much more unrealistic but I doubt you are giving that negative reviews huh. All the BS aside from reading the first few reviews, the movie was very well done. Liam Neeson is as badass as always, the realism is there for the most part. The one thing I noticed is night is not that long in Alaska. Several hours at most where they were. I would recommend it to anyone.
An airplane loaded with roughneck oilmen crashes in Alaska and the survivors trek through a snow storm to survive while a pack of wolves kill them off one by one.Some reviewers loved it. Some hated it. Those who loved it saw a competently directed action horror film in a realistic setting filled with real people facing real threats. Those who hated it saw an unrealistic depiction of wildlife behavior and unworkable outdoor skills. People who loved it thought the movie was realistic. People who hated it thought it was ridiculous.Without giving away the story, let me tell you that this is not a <more>
story about actual wolf behavior. This is more like the numerous movies of the produced through the '70s, '80s and '90s about a group of people picked off one by one by unseen creatures lurking in the dark. In the '70s, they were natural animals like sharks, killer whales, reptiles, furry animals and insects. In the '80s they were space aliens and robots. In the '90s they were super assassins. Lately they are vampires and zombies. Now we are back to furry animals. But the overall theme is the same.It is refreshing to see this theme played out in the Alaskan wilderness rather than on a space ship or an underground city overrun by zombies. In that sense, this movie is realistic. But the furry animals in the movie behave more like space aliens than actual wolves. The "expert hunter" in the movie is not actually giving you wisdom that will be useful in the Alaskan wilderness. He is more of a generic zombie hunter. In that sense, this movie is unrealistic.So whether you like this movie or not depends entirely on what you are in the mood to see. If you want Discovery Channel, look elsewhere. If you want to see good acting in a scenic backdrop with lots of scary moments, you will like this movie. You don't have to really check in your brain at the door. Like so many Ridley Scott movies, this one is also a meditation on the nature of fate. This movie is a good piece of fiction. Just a bad documentary.
OK so first off the reason why I decided to write a review is partly in response to these IDIOTs who are slating it for not being realistic in the behaviour of wolf packs.... If you want a documentary-realistic film then... well don't watch the film.. or any film for that matter - stay home in your slippers and watch the Discovery Channel! Its like The Da Vinci Code reviews all over again - people, we are watching a FILM - a MOVIE, STORY, not a documentary so who cares if it doesn't perfectly portray the behaviour of Wolves... if it did, it WOULD suck!So for the movie review - WELL... <more>
If you want an eerie atmosphere and a fun, exciting, intense movie then this IS for you!!!!! A great film, and not being a fan of Liam Neeson's acting, I have to say, he did VERY well..... Think the movie Taken but with big bad ass Wolves and better acting! ALSO - make sure you watch it till AFTER the credits finish ; GREAT FILM!
I saw The Grey opening weekend, with Liam Neeson, how could you ever miss a film with this guy? He's such a good actor and has such a commanding presence and from the trailer I was expecting a B type movie with some cheesy acting and over the top action scenes. Instead I went to philosophy class questioning what death is all about. Almost 15 years ago there was a film called The Edge that was similar to this film only taking more of an action route, it's an enjoyable film and I think that's what I was expecting The Grey to be about. The Grey instead has a little bit more of a <more>
deeper meaning, disputing death. Is it horrifying to think about or is it peaceful? It's violent, it's quiet, it's scary but maybe we try to fight it too much. Having to accept the difference between fate and destiny can also be exhausting to think about.John Ottway works in Alaska killing the wolves that threaten an oil drilling team. Upon the completion of the job, the team and Ottway embark on a plane headed for home during a blizzard. The plane cannot withstand the weather and it crashes in the middle of nowhere. Ottway awakens and finds Todd, Talget, Diaz, Hendrick, Burke, and Hernandez. While Ottway is searching for wood, he sees a woman in need of help, but soon finds her being eaten by a gray wolf who also attacks Ottway. He is quickly rescued by the others and explains that they are most likely standing in the wolves' territory and are unwelcome. He later tells them that they must try to get to the trees, which are miles away in a nasty blizzard otherwise they will be picked off by the wolves one by one. Even though they make it, they still have to find help but the wolves are still after them and it's a fight for their lives in the middle of no where.The Grey does a magnificent job in the atmosphere, you really feel cold and isolated with the group. The whole scope of the film with it's images was beautiful and terrifying at the same time, one of those moments where you'd rather be looking at a photo of it, not be stuck in it with little chance of survival. I also adore the hidden meaning where the boys are bragging about how it was amazing they survived the crash and it was destiny to survive, but what is their fate when they realize they're not "completely out of the woods yet" sort of speak. It's heartbreaking to see some of them go and accept death. It's also crazy to watch them turn as vicious as some of the wolves they've been avoiding so much. The wolf pact is done so well and the effects are so chilling. The acting is decent enough. My only complaint about the film is the lack of character development, I could feel for Ottway played by Neeson because you understand some of the pain he's enduring while trying to survive. But he pulls out of the pictures of those who have passed and you see they have kids or family members and honestly I didn't care too much because it's a film that is pretty much just about survival. Also I didn't need a million flashbacks to Ottway's wife, I understand it was to show the impact she had in his life, but the letter alone to me showed how much he loved and missed her. The ending, I think will be a hit or miss with some, I was a little disappointed as I feel a little jipped. I went through the story with Ottway I would've loved to see his showdown with the alpha male, even if the scene after the credits indicates that they both went down, I would've loved to see him put up the fight. But I still would recommend this incredible film, it has it's flaws but is very strong and one of the best of 2012 so far. Liam is an actor who never ceases to amaze me and the scene with him screaming to God to show him a sign was heart breaking and one of my favorite in cinema history.8/10